GOVERNOR HOGAN REFLECTS ON 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Maryland’s 90-day legislative session ended at midnight yesterday, and Governor Larry Hogan is reflecting on the 2022 General Assembly session. Speaking to reporters Hogan said it was the best session he’s had since taking office eight years ago and nearly everything his administration wanted was accomplished. Hogan was pleased by some of the progress made on his crime bills but disappointed that lawmakers failed to pass tougher penalties and longer sentences for gun offenders. The governor says other accomplishments included eliminating the retirement tax, suspending the gas tax and developing more fair congressional maps. The governor thanked Senate President Bill Ferguson, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and other lawmakers for the hard work they put in over the past 90 days.